Reinventing the Deli; Wait Times for Food Carts

• A new crop of delis, like New York’s Mile End and Saul’s in Berkeley, focus on delicious, sustainable foods — even if they aren’t necessarily kosher. [NYT]

• The 53rd Street halal cart and Dessert Club, ChikaLicious feature two of the city’s longest waits for food. [NYP]

• Greg Majors is the new wine director at Cru following Robert Bohr’s departure to focus on his private wine consulting business. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Pink Elephant’s Rocco Ancarola is leaving the club to open Rabbit in the Moon, a gastropub on West 8th Street. [NYP]

• CNN will soon launch Eatocracy, a food blog. [Kat Kinsman/Twitter via Eater National]

• The Alliance for a Healthier New York is staging a soda buyback today: hand in a sugary soft drink and get a voucher for farmers’ market fruits and vegetables. [NYDN]

• The reissued cookbook Spécialités de la Maison includes recipes from forties-era luminaries like Katharine Hepburn and Helen Keller. [NYT]

• Though a dislike for cilantro seems to be genetically based, neurologists suggest it can be overcome. [NYT]

• McDonald’s board of directors rejected a proposal requiring 5 percent of the company’s eggs to be cage-free. [Green Inc./NYT]

• Many popular vegetarian products, like Boca burgers, contain trace amounts of an air pollutant called hexane. [Gothamist]

• Starbucks plans to enter the Indian market soon. [NYDN]

China Fun deliveryman Yang Yu Bao sings opera while making deliveries. [NYDN]

• Wal-Mart’s food prices are up 2.3 percent since February. [NYP]

Reinventing the Deli; Wait Times for Food Carts